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Dedicated Folk | The Queen's Six (male a cappella vocal group)

When
Wednesday February 21, 2018 at 19:30
Where
Cheltenham College Chapel, Cheltenham
Tickets
£10, £5
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  1. O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth - William Byrd
  2. Arise, awake - Thomas Morley
  3. Christus factus est - Hernando Franco
  4. O clap your hands - Philip Moore
  5. The Dying Soldier - Traditional American, arrnged by Nigel Short and Mack Wilberg
  6. Didn't my Lord deliver Daniel - Traditional Spiritual, arranged by Paul Hart
  7. Bobby Shaftoe - Traditional, arranged by Stephen Carleston
  8. Bushes and Briars - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  9. Dance to your daddy - Traditional, arranged by Timothy Byram-Wigfield
  10. Early one morning - Alexander L'Estrange
  11. What shall we do with the drunken sailor? - Traditional English, arranged by Ruairi Bowen
  12. My Lagon love - Traditional Irish, arranged by Paul Drayton
  13. The Mermaid - John Whitworth
  14. Blue skies - Irving Berlin
  15. I say a little prayer - Burt Bacharach, arranged by Simon Whiteley
  16. I will survive - Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris, arranged by Simon Whiteley
  17. It's raining men - Paul Jabara and Paul Shaffer, arranged by Simon Whiteley
  18. Hide and seek - Imogen Heap, arranged by Simon Whiteley
  19. Thriller - Michael Jackson, arranged by Tim Carleston

As part of Cheltenham College's Choral Festival, the acclaimed Queen's Six are opening the festival with a wide ranging programme covering their extensive repertoire. Beginning with a combined Choral Evensong at 6pm where they will be joined by the College Schola Cantorum, this is the opening concert in a four day run of acclaimed performances.

Daniel Brittain, Tim Carleston (countertenors), Ben Alden, Dominic Bland (tenors), Andrew Thompson, Simon Whiteley (baritone/bass)

Based at Windsor Castle, the members of The Queen's Six make up half of the Lay Clerks of St George's Chapel, whose homes lie within the Castle walls. This rare privilege demands the highest musical standards, as they sing regularly for the Royal family at both private and state occasions. Most significantly however, it is the familiarity of living and singing together in Chapel every day that lends this group its distinctive closeness and blend, as well as an irresistible informality and charm.

Individually, members of The Queen’s Six have appeared in many of the most prestigious vocal ensembles on the circuit, including The Sixteen, The Tallis Scholars and Tenebrae. Their repertoire extends far beyond the reach of the choir stalls: from austere early chant, florid Renaissance polyphony, lewd madrigals and haunting folk songs to upbeat Jazz and Pop.

Latest recording projects include the Christmas 2015 cover CD for BBC Music Magazine (recently released as a new CD, Lo, how a rose e’er blooming), a CD of secular Tudor music entitled Her Heavenly Harmony: Profane Music from the Royal Court, and a self-produced disc of some of their much loved pop and jazz arrangements, The mood we’re in...


Venue
Cheltenham College Chapel
Bath Road
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL53 7LD
England
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